Newsletter 167: Smokin' hot...

Smokin' hot...

Smokin' hot...
During the eighties, a mind blowing machine arrived to the market: the Porsche 944 Turbo, the most powerful 4 cylinder sports car ever built... and even today it keeps that title! Several years ago, Hasegawa edited two very interesting kits of the Porsche 944 Turbo and the Porsche 968, now reedited again and brought to all wonderful and powerful 80s and 90s German sport car lovers like you.

In addition, we have also received this week a few amazing products that you're going to love: ultra thin masking tapes from Aizu, powerful photoetch cutting scissors from Tamiya, and the awesome sticking masking paper sheets also from them. You're workbench will certainly get smokin' hot!!

From the Czech Republic comes screaming the reedition of the Lancia 037 decals driven by Salvador Servi.

And make sure you don't miss the Lotus 72D in 1/43 scale by Model Factory Hiro, utterly detailed up to incredible levels in its metal parts, its metal turned pieces and its ultra thin photoetches.

Step on the gas... the weekend is coming and your kits are waiting!!! :D

Hasegawa: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 944 Turbo - plastic model kit

Hasegawa Reference: 20260

A remarkable kit and an essential one for all the 80s sport car lovers, now reedited by Hasegawa in a limited edition. The kit includes a fully detailed and prepainted engine, simulating the aluminium engine block of the 944. The retractable headlamps allow for an open or closed assembly, and the floor and trunk mats come in a soft brown velvet already cut to the exact sizes. Can you resist?
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Hasegawa: Car scale model kit 1/24 scale - Porsche 968 - plastic model kit

Hasegawa Reference: 20259

Finally Hasegawa has reedited this kit in a limited edition, for the joy of all german true sport car lovers. A good pile of parts fully recreate the engine, some of them already painted in aluminium tone. The inside also comes perfectly detailed, as well as the bottom of the car. Don't miss the most interesting Porsche from the nineties.
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Aizu Project: Masks - Micron masking tape 0,7mm x 8m

Aizu Project Reference: AIZU-2001-2

Do you need a really narrow masking tape? Are you tired of trimming your masking paper once and over again? Use this wonder and problem solved: a masking tape just seven tenths of a millimeter width, and nothing less than 8 meters long. You're going to fall in love with it!
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Aizu Project: Masks - Micron masking tape 2,5mm x 5m

Aizu Project Reference: AIZU-2001-5

Surely you've ever needed to mask a small area in the front fork of a bike, a hairline in the bonet of a car, or cover an impossible curve and you just didn't have the perfect masking tape. Say goodbye to that kind of problems and use this wonder: a masking tape just 2.5mm width, and nothing less than 5 meters long. Just wonderful!!
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Tamiya: Hobby tool - Scissors for photoetched parts

Tamiya Reference: TAM74068

We all know how hard trimming photoetched parts with a cutter is, and that's why the guys at Tamiya have invented these wonderful scissors specifically designed for that. The cutting zone is curved so you can clearly see how your cuts in the parts progress while you make them, and it also features a long lever arm for minimizing the effort and thereby improve accuracy.
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Tamiya: Masks - Masking sticker sheet - 5 units

Tamiya Reference: TAM87130

These masking sticker sheets, nothing less than 5 units on each package, will let you mask big surfaces of your kits. Once remove, they doesn't leave any kind of leftover residues, and measure 240mm x 180mm each. Aren't they ideal for a thousand different applications?
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Hasegawa: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Honda NSR250 Telefonica Movistar Team sponsored by Repsol #74 - Daijiro Kato - Motorcycle World Championship 2001 - plastic model kit

Hasegawa Reference: 21502

The decals, in addition of being spectacular and showing incredibly intense colors, are printed in Italy by Cartograf. And the kit features an truly enormous pile or parts, all of them really good looking and utterly detailed. Make sure you don't miss this kit now (it will be discontinued very soon), and don't forget the detail-up sets that Top Studio offers for this bike.
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Model Factory Hiro: Motorbike scale model kit 1/12 scale - Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R 1000 sponsored by Iridium power #12 - 8 Hours Suzuka Endurance Race 2008 - metal and resin kit

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K208

Have you ever assembled a bike kit with actual gaskets? Or with milled, turned and anodized rims? Or assembled a chain one link after another? If you are well seasoned in scale models, you should try this new challenge, one of the most detailed and awesome motorbike kits ever released: the Suzuka 8 Hours winner Suzuki from 2008. The pictures just speak for themselves.
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Shunko Models: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Citroen Xsara WRC sponsored by Total #3, 4 - Sebastien Loeb, Carlos Sainz - Monte Carlo Rally - Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo 2004 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Heller reference 80751

Shunko Models Reference: SHK-D269

At last!! Finally here's the decoration for the Montecarlo Rally 2004, where Loeb once again arrived first at the finishing line. This decals set also includes Carlos Sainz's numbers.
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Model Factory Hiro: Car scale model kit 1/43 scale - Lotus Ford Type 72D Lotus Team sponsored by John Player Special #5, 21 - Emerson Fittipaldi, Dave Walker - Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix 1972 - multimaterial kit

Model Factory Hiro Reference: MFH-K333

The legendary Lotus 72D on which Emerson Fittipaldi raced and won at the Spanish Jarama circuit, now recreated 1/43 scale in full detail: perforated front brake discs inside the front, DFV engine inlet trumpets, harness, electrical piping, rubber tyres, and much more. Warning: this kit is recommended for very experienced modelers only.
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Reji Model: Marking / livery 1/24 scale - Lancia 037 Rally RACC Bendiberica Team sponsored by Seven Up #2 - Salvador Servi + Jordi Sabater - Rallye Catalunya 1986 - water slide decals and assembly instructions - for Hasegawa references 20264, 20277, 20299, 20399, 20414, 20447, 20485, 20523, 20566, 20584, 20631, 25030, CR-30, 25030.OUTLET, 52305, SP505, HACR30, 25030 and CR-30

Reji Model Reference: REJI-109

It doesn't get more beautiful than the Lancia 037. And this decoration of the car that raced the Catalonia Rally with Salvador Servi at the wheel is almost the canon of beauty. These decals also include green stripes for the bonnet and sides, although well seasoned modelers usually draw them with paint. Do you dare?
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Zero Paints: Paint for airbrush - Ferrari 300 Rosso Corsa Red - 1 x 60ml - for Airbrush

Zero Paints Reference: ZP-1007-300

The all time Ferrari red, the Rosso Corsa used in both Formula One and many of the famous italian sport cars, now formulated by Zero Paints according to the Ferrari specifications . We recommend its application over Zero Paints pink primer to achieve even better results in the final tone.
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